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Stories with subject: Documentaries
  • Eagle webcam enthralls viewers, aids research 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:26 am
  • PITTSBURGH - On a recent afternoon, Bill Powers perked up with excitement when his PixController Inc. webcam of the bald eagles' nest in Hays reached an impressive benchmark.

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:50 am
  • NEW YORK - A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

  • Show features ghost signs of Pittsburgh 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:28 am
  • PITTSBURGH - They're all around us, fading signs of times gone by. In a city like Pittsburgh, history is inescapable. And that's no more true than at Pittsburgh Filmmakers Galleries in Oakland where the current exhibit "Palimpsests: Ghost Signs of Pittsburgh" displays approximately 150 documentary photographs of fading signs captured in as many locations in and around the city.

  • US premiere for film set in Maine's potato country 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:04 am
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Two filmmakers who won acclaim for their documentary about Maine troop greeters are ready for the U.S. premiere of their new film, "Beneath the Harvest Sky."

  • Days after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:22 pm
  • NEW YORK - Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Nas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:04 am
  • NEW YORK - The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.

  • Book, movie to document Minn. version of Titanic 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:50 pm
  • LAKE CITY, Minnesota - A book and documentary due out this summer will recount the Sea Wing tragedy of 1890, a shipping accident in which 98 people died when their paddle-wheeler flipped over on Lake Pepin.

  • Critic's Notebook: Spring movies offer surprises 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:49 pm
  • NEW YORK - Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, a limbo for films not bankable enough for July or highbrow enough for the Oscars. But it might actually be the best time of year for the movies. In springtime - particularly this year - the movies come alive.

  • California bill that would end orca shows stalls 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:55 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

  • PBS' 'Glad All Over' celebrates Dave Clark Five 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:01 am
  • LOS ANGELES - There was more to the 1960s British invasion than the Beatles, as known by any fan of "Catch Us If You Can" or "Because" or - get ready to shimmy - "Glad All Over."

  • Matt Shepard friends, officers share experiences 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 2:29 pm
  • LARAMIE, Wyoming - Albany County Sheriff Dave O'Malley was Aaron McKinney's neighbor.

  • Film about restaurant workers premieres in Durham 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:05 am
  • DURHAM, North Carolina - A documentary about restaurant workers and wage inequality is set to premiere at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham.

  • 'Arnie': Golf Channel produces series on The King 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:15 pm
  • ORLANDO, Florida - Arnold Palmer watched a sneak preview of a movie that about made him cry.

  • Families remember victims of WVa mine disaster 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:01 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Four years after losing friends and relatives in a West Virginia mine disaster, 11 people preferred to watch a film together that they knew would reopen those wounds.

  • Review: 'Strangers' not your ordinary rock doc 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:59 pm
  • The new rock documentary "Mistaken for Strangers" is alternately hilarious, cringe-inducing, inspiring, depressing, stupid and profoundly intelligent.

  • Q&A: Morris on Rumsfeld doc, 'It's a horror movie' 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:56 pm
  • NEW YORK - Errol Morris spent more than 30 hours interviewing Donald Rumsfeld. He sifted through thousands of memos - "snowflakes," Rumsfeld called them - from the former secretary of defense and architect of the Iraq war.

  • Manchin tells company to remove him from UBB film 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:43 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is demanding his name and interview be removed from a documentary funded by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. The documentary "Upper Big Branch - Never Again" released Monday and its credits clearly state it is "a film by Don Blankenship." The film's opening disclaimer, however, says people's participation in the documentary via interviews "is not in association or affiliation with Don Blankenship." In the letter sent to Adriot Films Tuesday, Manchin states, "Your fraudulent behavior in securing the interview and your misrepresentation of my interview are actionable offenses." He goes on to state the company's failure to indicate the film was funded by Blankenship was a "gross misrepresentation of the true purpose of your film." The explosion on April 5, 2010, killed 29 miners.

  • Manchin tells company to remove him from UBB film 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:28 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is demanding his name and interview be removed from a documentary funded by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

  • Film to highlight Hot Springs' baseball history 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 12:28 am
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Before Arizona and Florida became the traditional homes of spring training for Major League Baseball, teams took advantage of the thermal waters in Hot Springs to sweat out the offseason and get ready for the year ahead.

  • Moore tornado documentary to premiere in May 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:19 am
  • MOORE, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma documentary film featuring survivors of deadly tornadoes in Moore and Joplin, Missouri, will premiere in May in Moore.

  • Search goes on to link WWII portraits to families 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 11:19 am
  • PITTSBURGH - As a Red Cross employee during World War II, Elizabeth Black longed to be more than a "Donut Dolly," serving coffee and doughnuts to weary American soldiers in Europe. The Pittsburgh native possessed artistic skills, an engaging manner and a pretty face, with blue eyes and dark hair.

  • Filming of documentary to begin in Ark. town 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 3:08 am
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Filming of a documentary on the town of Hot Springs' role in the beginnings of spring baseball is scheduled to begin later this week.

  • 'Five Came Back' recalls day Hollywood went to war 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 2:29 pm
  • "Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War" (Penguin), by Mark Harris

  • Pa. company builds vast Vietnam War film archive 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 4:55 pm
  • EASTON, Pennsylvania - It was built in bits and pieces.

  • Maine Jewish Film Festival kicks off 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 8:50 am
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Filmmakers from across the world are heading to Maine for a week of screenings and independent films and documentaries about the Jewish experience.